In a life threatening emergency such as sudden severe chest pain, severe breathlessness, loss of power in a limb, loss of consciousness or severe bleeding dial 999.
My Planned Care gives you advice and support while you wait and helps you to prepare for your hospital consultation, treatment, or surgery. This includes giving you information about waiting times at your hospital and other supporting and local services while you wait.
The surgery is equipped to treat minor injuries like small cuts and joint sprains. If the injury is more severe or may involve a broken bone then you should attend a local Minor Injuries Unit or Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department:
A Minor Injury Unit Service is available at Cannock Chase Hospital.
Accident and Emergency services are also available at:
County Hospital, Stafford, telephone 01785 230104 (8am to 10pm only)
Other hospitals with 24 hour Accident and Emergency availability:
- New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton, telephone 01902 307999.
- Walsall Manor Hospital
- Royal Stoke University Hospital, Stoke on Trent, telephone 01782 715444.
Also in the event of poisoning or overdose the attend the local Accident and Emergency department.
If you have an urgent medical problem you can:
Telephone the Surgery
Telephone 01543 220 441 during our surgery opening times.
The receptionist will need to take some details about the problem and arrangements will be made for you to be seen by the doctor as soon as possible. Urgent appointments are for genuine emergencies that cannot wait until the following morning. There will only be sufficient time to discuss the one urgent problem with the Doctor.
Contact NHS 111
NHS 111 can help if you have an urgent medical problem and you’re not sure what to do.
Get help online or on the telephone:
To get help from NHS 111, you can:
- go to 111.nhs.uk (for people aged 5 years and over only)
- call 111
- NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
In life threatening emergencies such as chest pain and severe shortness of breath you should call 999